Key Terms

combustible

Capable of catching fire and burning

compensation

Something given or received as an equivalent for services, debt, loss, injury, suffering, etc.

contravention

To come into conflict with or infringe on rules, laws, etc.

controlled products

Products that are potentially harmful and that fall under WHMIS regulation, also known as hazardous products under WHMIS 2015

flammable

Easily set on fire

GHS

Globally Harmonized System of classification and labelling for chemicals

hazardous products

Products that are potentially harmful and that fall under WHMIS regulation, also known as controlled products under WHMIS 1988

MSDS

Material safety data sheet, which outlines the handling of hazardous materials as required by WHMIS 1988

PPE

Personal protective equipment: clothing, gloves, footwear, or other equipment used to protect indivudals against hazards

regulations

Laws, rules, or other orders prescribed by authority

SDS

Safety data sheet, which outlines the handling of hazardous materials as required by WHMIS 2015 and the GHS

WHMIS

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System; a system of site-specific information about hazardous materials that are present and how to use and handle them safely

WorkSafeBC

Provincial agency responsible for workplace safety regulations and enforcement in British Columbia

 

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